The updated Gap Charts from November 2006 to the end of December 2009. Charts showing 360 v PS3 and HD v Wii are included.
The global gap chart is now 5.55m, this is 100k more than the gap was when the PS3 launched. So, in other words the PS3 and the 360 have almost identical sales since the PS3 launched.... to be precise their total sales over the last 3 years are within 0.3% of each other. Microsoft must be well happy with this..
well, it is vgchartz. their europe numbers are highly inaccurate(they had the 360 listed at 13m when microsoft announced that they reached 10m)... don't know about the others though http://vgchartz.com/ehweekl... vs http://www.nowgamer.com/new...
You see that line rapidly descending at the end of the graph? Even vgchartz can't deny what is coming. Now consider how vgchartz have inflated the 360 numbers, and it becomes even more doom and gloom. The sad part is that Microsoft are delusional in all this, they think the "Natal Era" (their quote) is going to have an equal impact as when the Wii launched. Even with their joke campaigns that are sure to come, they aren't going to get the casual gamers to buy another wii. They are also losing the hardcore crowd, seeing as their 2010 lineup is pathetic, and they will not have their usual BS hype train behind their "hardcore" subpar games. It's the end xbox fanatics, jump off before the gap is too large to get over. and I didn't even mention the 15% performance loss when Natal is released. Expect every game from this point forth to use 15% less resources to compensate. We've already been told by MS ourselves that our 2011 release game should not use full specs... it's a one horse race from this point on.
You actually think the 360 line-up for 2010 is "pathetic"? Wow, I won't bother listing the games because your type don't listen to sense but you are completely wrong.
VGChartz is not pro-360. You only think that because the numbers don't favor your console.
ps3 would lead by a longshot..... and 360's lineup is the farthest from pathetic...2009 was pathetic but not 2010
SiteNblog Defender stated "VGChartz is not pro-360. You only think that because the numbers don't favor your console." I don't think they're pro one console or the other, but historically they track the 360 high and the PS3 low when compared against the official numbers released by each company. There have been times when they had the PS3 undertracked by over a million consoles versus the official figures. I think this has to do with how difficult it is to track Europe. In the US we have NPD's best guess to go by, in Japan there are also companies that track sales but it's not easy to track retail sales across all of Europe and that's where the PS3 has proved to be strong. And Microsoft has a habit of not reporting 360 sales numbers at all when sales are bad which also makes it hard to judge accurately from quarter to quarter. Often when sales are declining year over year for the 360, Microsoft will report revenue for the Entertainment division as they're required to by law, but they won't post 360 numbers. Then, when sales go back up they'll start reporting again, using giving lifetime sales as well and with those lifetime sales numbers you can fill in the blanks.
vgchartz isn't pro-360, but they have a tendency to give higher 360 scores and lower ps3 numbers, when infact both are wrong. and often. 5.55mil makes me think the gap is much much smaller.
More PS3 Fanboy crying and spinning. Crazy.
when the 360 was killing the PS3, the gap got larger back then and the PS3 is actually in the lead if you look at the consoles in the same timeframe!
Well, if you look at the PS3 and the PS2 in the same time frame, it would probably be beating the PS2 also so what's your point. Wait, let me guess you have no point, you're just stupid. Sorry son, life just doesn't change because you want it to be that way.
@EasilyTheBest That cant be true. If you look up sales during the PS3's lifetime you will see it has sold more than 2 million more compared to the 360.
You will also see that the PS3 has had a do-over also. The 360 put the original PS3 20,40,60,80,160 gb version to rest. Scared Sony so bad they went and totally redesigned the PS3 from scratch. So you're right if you say the PS3 and the PS3.5 has outsold the 360. But the original one got it's butt kicked.
the gap isn't closing as much as I thought it would be, good to see the 360 not fall by the wayside like it looked over christmas.
the gap closed considerably since the ps3 slim. in 4 months(sept,oct,nov,dec), the ps3 closed the gap by almost 2.5m if you look in august, its at just above 8m, then its 5.5m in dec
Especially when the XBox also had a price cut and massive incentives over this period. We'll have to see how the sales momentum for the PS3 continues over the next few months. Given the huge number of big titles coming they could continue reducing that gap considerably. Though if you believe even the low end estimates for Xbox failures then that would pretty much wipe out the gap even if only half the boxes could not be repaired.
BOO! GO PS3!
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GO PS3!! DOWN WITH APPLE!
Gap down to 5.5m now!! PS3 should go into the lead in 2010...
The PS3 is going to sell more than 30 million consoles and overtake the Wii in 2010? Because that's what it would require to take the lead.
It's pretty interesting the gap is identical as it was when the PS3 launched. This is what I like about VGChartz. These gap charts and their top ten articles are entertaining to read.
In reality that global gap is now 4.5m
Bs sure, but i would like some other source than vg-bias, an´way the above post seem to sound way accurate than these vg numbers, since ps3 as we know has been outselling the xbox by good margin, it should be less than 5 million so far, or a max around 5m.2!!!the gap is closing obvious true, but if in one year that´s what the ps3 have archived then, i ain´t able to see where´s the gap closing this year, i would love to see that happening someday(bot gonna explode....UuU sure 7u7)
2010 will be the year of the PS3, this closing gap for the end of 2009 is just the beginning.
@randomwiz.... you are confusing europe with others. others includes asia and australasia. All vgc numbers PS3, Wii and 360 are in line with NPD, Famitsu and GFk numbers and can be shown to be accurate by comparison to manufacturers own shipping figures.
I really don't think the gab 5.5mill, its more like 4mill
In the interest for Sony, something has to be done about that insane lead the 360 has over the PS3 in America. Whether its Agent and GT5 or if its the motion controller something must be done to change tides. I will also say that if the motion controller is delayed to the fall then its over. We're all feeling the storm of marketing MS will bring to Natal and Halo: Reach. They need to capitalize on the oppurutinity they have to launch before MS and for God's sake, market the damn thing with the PS3. As for Europe and Japan, they have no worries. Just release GT5 and the small lead the PS3 has over 360 in Europe will turn into a big lead. Same with Japan. But seriously, they cant count on Holiday sales this time. Natal+Reach=Sh!t Storm of marketing. Thats not even considering the DS sequel we all know is coming either this year or early next year. Edit: Thats the problem with Sony though, they fail on capitalizing opportunities. Over 15 million people bought GTA IV and its the highest selling game on the PS3. Im sure they'll eat up the next Rockstar North game advertised as: "The successor to the GTA franchise...." And a motion controller far superior to the Wii Remote should be easy to prove, no?
I know, I dread the MS onslaught that MS will bring with Halo. I swear, if I have to sit through repeated commercials of another stupid Halo game...I might turn the TV off... But serioiusly...Does anybody actually still play Halo?!?!
I actually logged in a couple of games yesterday just because I hadnt played in such a long time. Over 550,000 users were online.
I disagree, there is no way the 360 has outsold the PS3 on a weekly Basis since November in USA.
The 360 has outsold the PS3 in America in December at least, but that's only in the US. The PS3 is by far outselling the 360 in the rest of the world on a weekly basis.
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